Boat rides to increase crafts village's tourism prospects

Published: 19th July 2013 11:04 AM  |   Last Updated: 19th July 2013 11:04 AM   |  A+A-

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The pedalling boat rides will make one’s visit to the Sargaalaya Iringal Craft Village, Vadakara, an unforgettable experience. In an attempt to turn the Iringal craft Village a wonderful monsoon tourism destination, three pedal boats have been introduced here. Pedal boat service now operates in the pond next to the craft cottage. “We have already overcome the teething troubles, now we are on our way to attract more tourists to the spot,” said CEO of Iringal Craft Village P P Bhaskaran. The stunning beauty of the village can be better appreciated through the 10-minute ride on the water.

The authority also provides life jacket for the visitors to ensure their safety. The craft village, set up by the Tourism department, exclusively to showcase the traditional traits of the artisans, on a twenty-acres of immaculate land, lies just 200 meters off the NH-17, near the Moorad bridge. The Kunjali Marakkar museum is also situated in Kottakal, Iringal, near the crafts village. It only takes 10 minutes for the tourists to make their way around the lake. If the time exceeds at present we are not charging any extra fee, P P Bhaskaran said. We have now only three pedal boats. If it turns out to be a success, we plan to widen the project by increasing the number of pedal boats, he said. The boat service starts from 10 in the morning, Rs 30 is levied for adult and Rs 20 for children. Students will get a concession.

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